JEE: Gender gap still wide, only 14% qualifiers girls

JEE: Gender gap still wide, only 14% qualifiers girls
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Sarvesh Mehtani of Panchkula’s Bhavan Vidyalaya topped the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced), countrywide, this year. Pune boy Akshat Chugh (Delhi Public School) was all-India second (with a score of 335), and Delhi’s Ananye Agarwal (Hope Hall Foundation School) was third. The merit list was announced on Sunday.

June 12, 2017 at 08:32AM
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Delhi boy bags third spot in IIT admission ranks

Delhi boy bags third spot in IIT admission ranks
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Topping the Indian Institute of Technology-joint entrance exam (Advanced) was not a cakewalk for Sarvesh Mehtani of Panchkula: the 18-year-old gave up his smartphone and stayed off social media for two years. “Mostly, you need to cut off socially,” says the teenager, who wants to study computer science at IIT-Bombay.

June 12, 2017 at 08:14AM
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Maharashtra farmer stir off after loan-waiver deal

Maharashtra farmer stir off after loan-waiver deal
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Concerned over the fallout of a prolonged agrarian unrest, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra backed down on Sunday and agreed “in principle” to a loan waiver for all sections of farmers. The criteria will be fixed by a committee of officials and agriculturists.

June 12, 2017 at 07:53AM
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Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif served summons

Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif served summons
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The joint investigation team (JIT) probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s alleged offshore assets, as revealed in Panama Papers leaks, has summoned Sharif to appear before it on June 15. The constitution of JIT to further probe the Panama scam involving members of Sharif ’s family was ordered by the Supreme Court on April 20 in its judgement, and had directed the probing body to complete its investigation within two months.

June 12, 2017 at 07:18AM
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Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif served summons

Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif served summons
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The joint investigation team (JIT) probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s alleged offshore assets, as revealed in Panama Papers leaks, has summoned Sharif to appear before it on June 15. The constitution of JIT to further probe the Panama scam involving members of Sharif ’s family was ordered by the Supreme Court on April 20 in its judgement, and had directed the probing body to complete its investigation within two months.

June 12, 2017 at 07:18AM
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Govt to kick off Rs 60,000 crore submarine plan

Govt to kick off Rs 60,000 crore submarine plan
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The project is set to be the first one to be launched under the ambitious ‘Strategic Partnership’ (SP) model finalised last month which aims to rope in leading private players for defence production. The Union defence ministry is likely to issue the ‘expression of interest’ for the project soon, to kick-start the process for the mega deal.

June 12, 2017 at 07:08AM
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No salad, fewer magazines: Air India staff come up with austerity steps

No salad, fewer magazines: Air India staff come up with austerity steps
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Facing an uncertain future, Air India employees are coming up with radical measures to cut costs that include removing salad from economy class meals on international flights and carrying fewer magazines on planes to reduce weight because a lighter plane burns less fuel.

June 12, 2017 at 06:52AM
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Uber board to discuss leave for CEO, new policies

Uber board to discuss leave for CEO, new policies
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Uber Technologies’ board will discuss chief executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company’s management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

June 12, 2017 at 06:22AM
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Former Cong MP calls Army chief ‘sadak ka goonda’

Former Cong MP calls Army chief ‘sadak ka goonda’
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While BJP sought an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, AICC distanced itself from Dikshit’s remarks. Later, he withdrew his remarks and apologised. “Ours is not a mafia Army like Pakistani army which makes statements like goons on the street. It looks bad when our Army chief gives a statement like a ‘sadak ka goonda’ (goon on the street),” Dikshit said.

June 12, 2017 at 06:00AM
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